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For the novice angler, learning to fish must be a bewildering experience. These articles give you the knowhow and insider knowledge from the top man himself, Clint Elliott, to help get you started and catching fish just like the pros…

Clint Elliott, White Acres
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Clint Elliott, White Acres

Basics of fishing
For the novice angler walking into our tackle shop must be a bewildering experience so this new series is designed to help get you started and catching fish. Here Clint deals with the basics of setting up a float rod and reel….
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The art of good fishing
Knowing where to feed and place your hook baits is vital to maximising your chances. In this piece White Acres fishery manager Clint Elliott gives you pointers towards catching more fish…
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Feeders basics
Feeders come in two main types – ground-bait or maggot feeders. Maggot feeders are closed and have holes in the walls to allow the maggots to crawl out and feed the swim. Ground-bait feeders are designed to allow ground-bait to be introduced to the swim and are generally open ended.
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How to fill a feeder
Float Fishing with the pole or running line is a great way to fish –
but one method that catches more fish than most is
the ground-bait feeder.
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Feeding tips
Feeeding correctly is the key to most successful catches. News Reel reveals a feeding trick designed to to put more fish in your net.
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Maggot fishing tips
Corn, meat, and pellets might seem to dominate the carp catching world but we’ve been very successful at White Acres with the humble maggot.
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Pellets basics
Pellets are one of the most popular baits at White Acres and fishery manager Clint Elliott shows you the amazing array on offer, and reveals his tips on how to get the best from them…
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Wagglers basics
Wagglers are the most versatile float to use with rod and line on still waters like ours. However wagglers come in all shapes and sizes and differing materials so it can be confusing choosing the right one.
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Choose the right waggler
There are so many types of wagglers available that choosing which type to use can be confusing – straight or inserted, peacocks or plastic wagglers! News reel takes the mystery out of setting up a waggler.
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Pole fishing basics
Clint takes a look at Pole fishing basics dealing with elastics, rigs and handling the pole. Using this popular style of fishing and with the help of non angler Andi, he shows just how easy it can be to start catching.
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How to elastic-ate your pole
You’ve just bought your brand new pole, how do you elastic-ate it? Continuing our series of beginners Tutorials designed to help you catch fish, News Reel deals with the basics of elasticating your pole.
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How to rig your pole
Continuing our series on the basics of Angling, this issue of News Reel takes a look at how to make a simple but effective rig for summer.
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Pastie Carp tips
Pastie carp as we affectionately call them down here in Cornwall
are generally fish under 2 pounds, and we got loads of them.
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